Maracorola: Beatriz Milhazes

Maracorola, 2015

Taking inspiration from her everyday surroundings, Beatriz Milhazes combines nature motifs with traditional patterns and modern-day packaging to create bold, vibrant and carnivalesque patterns that burst with energy.

The Brazilian-born artist bases her paintings on geometric composition.  This technique involves creating a ‘leading line’ to draw the eye across the painting; a ‘spatial divider’ to discreetly divide the image into sections; and a ‘framing element’ to focus the attention on a motif of differing shape, colour or texture.  The effect is truly captivating.

I wanted to put them together based on geometric composition. Because at the end of the day, I was only interested in structure and order.” – Beatriz Milhazes.

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